When we left Orlando late Saturday night after 8 glorious days on vacation it was pouring down rain. I mean torrential downpour hard to see to drive in rain. But it was 75 degrees. 75 glorious degrees in January. Trying to squeeze every last bit of fun out of the trip before we had to return to adulting, my husband and I had been inside at the Finding Nemo show in Animal Kingdom just an hour before. It was gorgeous and sun shiny when we went in. When we finished clapping from the bubble section with a few hundred of our new closest friends the usher opened the door and we saw it. Everyone froze. No one would egress through those open doors. The look of shock was monumental…..we were in the sunshine state….where did it go?
Because we had done an exceptional job of avoiding responsibility while we were on vacation, we had no idea how much we would regret leaving that 75 degree monsoon. The wind on the twelve hour trip home was relentless. John had trouble several times holding the camper we were towing in our lane. Then we discovered what all those gusts were pushing ahead of them…Spitting snow and below 20 degree temps. Ohhh 75 degree rain showers how we miss you!
We’ve been home less than 24 hours but I needed some of that Florida sun to perk me up enough to head back to work. Or if not Florida how about some artificial sunshine? How about something tropical? Oooooh yeah, I have Trader Joe’s Mahi Mahi burgers so how about some Pineapple Salsa to kick them up a notch. One. Big. Sunny. Notch.
- 1 can Rotel Diced Tomatoes with Lime Juice & Cilantro
- 1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple packed in its own juice – drained
- 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
Dump both cans into a medium bowl and add cilantro. Toss gently to mix, cover and refrigerate for at least an hour. For the best taste allow to sit in the fridge overnight. This is sooo good over chicken, pork and tonight it was oh so yummy and sunny over that TJ’s Mahi Mahi burger. Come to mama…